Mitolohiya ang sagot ng tao sa mga bagay na hindi nya maintindihan. Kasal ng tikbalang para sa nagsasabay na araw at ulan. Tiyanak para sa mataas na infant mortality rate sa bansang pangit ang health care system. Santelmo para sa mga nawawala sa liblib na lugar na di pa inabot ng kuryente at maayos na daan. Sa dokumentaryong Aswang, ginamit ang mito ng aswang upang ipa-intindi ang tila-piksyonal na kalagayan ng Pilipinas. Naging gabay ang metapora ng aswang upang maarok ng manonood ang karumal-dumal na danas ng mga Pilipino sa rehimeng Duterte.Continue reading
In this episode, we talked about movie posters and their value in understanding films as well as their tie to the history of cinema. Also, we discussed how to identify good film posters and how specific film genres often employ a certain vibe and look for their film posters. Lastly, we picked certain posters from Filipino films and explained how they are effective representations of their films.
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By Heinrich Domingo
In ethnography, researchers are taught to understand culture, history, and tradition through being with their subject of study. My Revolutionary Mother advances this technique and uses research to understand the past as it looks inside one’s own family and one’s self.
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With the advent of torrent-sharing websites, films became readily available to anyone in the Internet. Yet, many of the files shared online are almost always synonymous to piracy. This is simply off-putting to movie buffs who believe that artists should reap maximum profit from their works. Viddsee, an online video service company, solves this dilemma. It offers a guilt-free movie experience as it allows its users to watch short films made available in public domain. Directors and production staff submit their works in the website. This Singapore-based company currently curates films from Asia but we don’t know yet, they might expand to Europe and America in the near future.
As a start, we give you five of their Philippine-made shorts that might interest you. We are providing a link of each video. But if you wish to view more works from other countries, we suggest visiting their website and tell us submissions that we might have missed.